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Panama Papers: Fifa and BVI

April 6th, 2016

Episode 498 of 645 episodes

Where are we now with the Panama Papers scandal? We examine some of the latest revelations, including those surrounding Gianni Infantino the head of football's world governing body, Fifa. It's emerged, he signed off on a 2006 deal with two men who later fell under suspicion of corruption when he was with Uefa. He denies any wrong doing. Also in the programme, we speak to a lawyer from the British Virgin Islands. Dan Wise is head of litigation at Martin Kenny and Co - a law firm based there. The islands were the destination territory for more than 100,000 of the companies named in the leaked documents of Panamanian firm, Mossack Fonseca. Who's regulated these deals and what is the value of offshore accounts anyway? Also,in the programme, we hear from Andrew Proctor, a partner at the London law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. He says the major banks he represents in London are, as a result of anti-corruption legislation in Europe and the US, much more cautious now about taking on potentially criminal clients. (Picture: Fifa headquarters, Credit: Getty Images)

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